More than 1,000 baby sea turtles to be released in Tayabas Bay
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More than 1,000 baby sea turtles locally known as “pawikan” will be set free to their natural habitat in Tayabas Bay off Sariaya town, Quezon province, starting this month until January next year, authorities said. The hatchlings of different species were taken care of by fishermen, fish warden and the local government in four nesting sites in the villages of Castañas, San Roque, Guisguis and Bignay 2, said Sherwin Rosales, fishery technician at the municipal government’s agriculture office. They will be returned to Tayabas Bay in batches, he said. The bay stretches from San Juan town in Batangas province to the towns of Sariaya, Pagbilao, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Unisan, Pitogo, Macalelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Mulanay and San Francisco, and Lucena City in Quezon.
Mallari, D. T. Jr. (2020, December 7). More than 1,000 baby sea turtles to be released in Tayabas Bay. Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A8.
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